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TAYLOR — Seeking a larger house to accommodate a growing family, nine years ago Chris and Barb Savoie moved from Southgate to Taylor a month after their youngest daughter, Nikki, was born. The house is about 1 1/2 miles from Penrickton Center for Blind Children. At the time, the couple...
Charity cyclist Mark Lownes is riding almost 150 miles to raise awareness of a rare disease in memory of his “lovely” sister. The Ackworth man will lead a team of eight people on the coast-to-coast route from Cumbria to Sunderland in a bid to boost the coffers of charities which...
Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, in conjunction with the Dixie Iron Riders, is hosting the Cruise for 22q Charity Ride on Aug. 1 to benefit the 22q13 Deletion Foundation, which supports families affected by the Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Phelan-McDermid syndrome, also known as 22q13 Deletion syndrome, is a rare genetic anomaly caused by...
A little boy from Cheam has been diagnosed with a condition so rare that, since its discovery in 1965, fewer than 25 cases have been recorded worldwide. Alfie Mumford, four, suffers from the complex Gillespie syndrome, characterised by partial aniridia, meaning that part of his iris is missing and his...
A Chennai hospital has done for six-month-old Tanisha, born with an “ineffective and underdeveloped” right lung and a “very large vessel” supplying blood to it, what hospitals in her hometown Calcutta could not — give her a new lease of life. One in a lakh babies suffers from the defect,...
CARLTON, Mercer County — Kyle Bennett is a 4-year-old, and he looks and behaves as such. It’s all shy smiles at first, then he opens up to show you what he’s into — kid stuff like his puppy, fishing with Dad, games, Scooby Doo … and more Scooby Doo. Kyle...
A testicular cancer survivor from Beverley has organised a charity fun run to raise awareness of the condition. Chris Robson, 28, of Butt Lane, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in June last year and had surgery to remove a testicle before undergoing chemotherapy. He has now been given the all-clear...
Amanda Judice was doing what many college students like to do on semester break – enjoying a winter ski trip. Then, her world turned upside down, and not from a tumble on the slopes. The 20-year-old product of Fatima and St. Thomas More, a Delta Delta Delta sorority member at...
A Lakewood family will bike in the 20th annual Children’s Hospital Courage Classic to help raise money for the medical center that has treated their son since birth. Stefan and Brenda Van der Steen will take part in the 3-day tour, which passes through Copper Mountain and Leadville for three...
Brave teenager Vicki Wood is felled by terrifying seizures whenever she feels sad, angry, scared – or HAPPY. Her legs buckle and she crashes to the ground up to a dozen times a day. And the 18-year-old now tries to be as boring as possible in a desperate bid to...